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Osceola Science Charter School Newsletter -Jan 19 2018

Principals Corner

The First Semester Awards Ceremony was held January 11th, it was so great to see so many parents at the ceremony celebrating the success of our students.

There will be an Open House for perspective students and their families on January 28 at 12 pm and 1 pm.

Re-enrollment forms for the next school year need to be returned to homeroom

teachers by Jan 26th.

Yesterday, I received a letter from Governor Scott, according to the FSA results last year, our school was 43rd among 638 schools with 25% or more English Language Learners.

*Attached is the letter from Governor Scott.

**Below are pictures of the award ceremony.

Upcoming Events

-Friday, Jan 19

Overnight at the Orlando Science Museum

-Friday, Jan 26

Bingo Night

-Sunday, Jan. 28

Open House

12 pm and 1 pm

-Thursday, Feb 1

International Night

600 to 800 pm

-Saturday, Feb 3

The Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge

900 am to 200 pm

-Thursday, Feb 8

Cyber Safety Training for Parents

600 pm

-Friday, Feb 16

No School/Rodeo Day

-Thursday, Feb 22

STEM Night

-Friday, Feb 23

Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

Full Time Equivalent Week: February 5th-9th

  • FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) reporting is a state funding mechanism based off of student enrollment. FTE count is extremely important to our school, therefore it is vital that all students are present during this week. We’re asking Parent(s)/Guardians(s) to please arrange travel and/or any appointments around this week. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Upcoming Field Trips:

  • 2nd Grade will be going to the Orlando Science Center on Friday, February 2nd. Permission slips and fees are due by Friday, January 26th.
  • 3rd Grade will be going to the Bob Carr Theater on Friday, February 23rd to watch an interactive play titled Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
  • 4th Grade will be going to the Bob Carr Theater on Tuesday, March 6thto watch an interactive play titled Dr. Kaboom. Permission slips and fees are due by Tuesday, January 31st.
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The Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge

What: The Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge is an entry-level STEM competition. The purpose of this program is to prepare and inspire younger elementary students for science competitions later on in their academic careers. This competition is challenge-based with a team focus. Students will officially meet their teams the morning of the event. Students are first prepared individually through pre-activities and prompts that you can choose to do with your child at home. The experience culminates in the day-long competition at Orlando Science Center, during which students will put their skills into practice.

Where: Orlando Science Center (777 E. Princeton Street Orlando, Florida 32803)

When: Saturday February 3rd from 9:00am – 2:00pm

How: There are limited spots! Please sign up ASAP to reserve your spot:

If your child has been placed on a team you will receive a confirmation e-mail with further instructions.

Cyber Safety Program

Dear Osceola Science Charter Parents,

The first Cyber Safety Program will be presented by Detective Philip Shorette from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, February 8th at 6:00pm. Detective Shorette works in the Cyber Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force specializing in internet crimes. We are asking for your assistance by attending this evening program.

Osceola Science Charter School presents this Cyber Safety program to provide educational information, safety awareness and computer etiquette for the students and parents. The evening program will be for parents only and address some of the realities of today's cyber world and a preview of the student's presentation.

Osceola Science Internet Safety Program, For Parents Only

Thursday, February 8th

Program begins at 6:00p – 7:30p

Location: OSCS Cafeteria

Come learn how to help your child be safer while on the internet, set student internet rules and learn about cyber safety issues.

We look forward to seeing all parents at this informative program.


Kristin Maldonado

1st Grade News for 1/16/18 - 1/19/18

In first grade we have been having another fun-filled week of academics! In reading this week we are focusing on our skills of character analysis and retelling key details in both fiction and non-fiction texts. In math we began an exciting new unit on place value and double digit numbers. In science we are continuing our learning about living and non-living things, and we are continuing our plant dissection study. In Social Studies we are also further our knowledge of economics by learning about goods and services. Don’t forget Re-Enrollment forms are due no later than Friday, January 26th, so if you have not turned in your signed form yet please be sure to do so as soon as possible!

Ms. Haecherl’s class doing plant dissections.

Parent Volunteer Organization

Stem Shirt Order

The Parent Volunteer Organization will be placed an order for the schools spirit Stem shirt. If you are interested in showing school spirit please print the attached form and return to the Main Office no later than March 1st with funds.

Cash and checks are acceptable forms of payment.

*note: picture may not represent actual color of shirt.

International Night Volunteers

On Feb 01, 2018 OSCS Parent Organization and our wonderful school staff will host the 2nd annual International Night! Students will receive passports which will need to be stamped at every country they experience. Each host country will have an activity and authentic food samplings!

We are looking some lovely ladies and wonderful gentlemen to volunteer their time so our children can experience what its like to set off on an International Adventure! Please be on the lookout for Volunteer Needs.

We look forward to seeing you all for a night of adventure!

Sponsorship for Stem Night

On Feb. 22nd the Orlando Science Museum will be hosting a STEM night at our school. We are actively seeking business to help sponsor the event. If you or anyone you know would be interested in sponsor this event please contact Christy Jenkel (PVO President) at All sponsors will receive advertisement and a booth at the event. Thank you in advance!

Volunteer Hours

The report is in and Osceola Science Charter School is leading the county in volunteer hours! We are so thankful for the Parent Volunteer Organization and all the parents who offered their time to ensure our children have the best educational experience.

We have a total of 13, 670 volunteer hours! Thanks again for all your support and involvement in our students!